Use this unique device to download data and control GPIB bus enabled oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, function generators, power supplies, and any other GPIB instrument seamlessly through USB!
FT245R. Drivers are currently available for most platforms including:
Standard USB (B) and IEEE 488 (Male) connectors
Powered over USB - no external power required. Based on the popular FTDI USB Chip -
If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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At first, I got a null return from remote device (Keysight DMM) by "++read". A 100ms waiting time is required between sending a query and receiving, to get correct response. The timeout command "++read_tmo_ms" does not work in this case. Maybe it is only for auto mode.
This interface does work but if your intention is to use it with Agilent/Keysight equipment and software then get something else as this will not work.
Nothing much to say, it just works on my HP8563E Spectrum Analyzer, allowing me to control it via PySerial, no problems so far.
It plugged in and worked. I can access my lab instruments from my Linux system. This is an enormous convenience.
I bought this to talk to my HP 7475a plotter with a HPIB interface. Works great in both directions.
Pricy, but pretty much the only game in town if you don't have a plotter with a normal serial port.
We, at Automated Integrated Solutions (AIS), have integrated this product into our flagship product ScpiStudio, an ATE automation/test software engineering product.
It is very interesting that you can support many GPIB instruments on one PC comport, as they can be addressed prior to sending SCPI commands, etc... My assumption is you can add multiple comports and support many, many GPIB instruments.
We at AIS will have videos soon on our youtube channel as well as our website. There will also be a post soon on LinkedIn...
GPIB stuff is always hard -- Each device seems like it has its own quirks. This device made it easy. Super simple serial interface.